St. Boniface Street Links
In the past, the citizens of St. Boniface could always rely on the Christian Church and it’s missionaries to serve the poor and the marginalized. But, as the religious Orders aged and their facilities were repurposed into seniors’ homes and for other uses, the gap was created. Today the gap in services is huge! St. Boniface Street Links works to fill that gap.
St. Boniface Street Links works to end homelessness, reduce poverty and support crime prevention through social development as a “best practice” for successful community development.
Our success is linked to our strong, supportive relationships with all Winnipeg-based end-homelessness and anti-poverty organizations. Through our comprehensive working network with others, we are able to link homeless and other vulnerable citizens to existing programs and services here in St. Boniface and elsewhere in the city of Winnipeg.
No one organization can achieve success on its own but
together we can do this!
- Co-ordinating Hub
- Easy Access to Detox
- Eliminate Homelessness
- Addictions Treatment
- Reduce Poverty
- Strong Supportive Partnerships
Who is Faron Hall?
Faron Hall was born May 14, 1964, on the Dakota Tipi First Nation reserve near Portage la Prairie, Man., to Maryanne Hall and John Hupa. He had an unstable childhood, with his parents constantly away working on farms and with very little supervision on the reserve. He had at least two sisters and an older brother.
His uncle, Neil Hall, says Faron was taken away by Children’s Aid when he was around three; he was brought back to the reserve when he was eight. Neil remembers that Faron was friends with everyone and loved playing sports. He especially loved to swim.
The Many Faces of Homelessness in St. Boniface
More than 138 people are registered with St. Boniface Street Links. Of the 138 individuals, more than 60 are considered chronically homeless while the remaining are at risk of becoming homeless – poverty, mental illness, a lack of social supports and a lack of affordable housing contribute to the problem.
- A paramedic who spent 20 years saving the lives of others
- A community leader
- A youth who has aged out of care, has been homeless and is trying to complete a College program
- An accomplished artist who is struggling with evasive cancer